If you are planning to get an electric vehicle, it is normal to be concerned with whether it can cover the distance you drive normally in a single day, as you do not want to be stranded in a place where you may not have access to charging. The good news though is that most of the modern EVs today will take care of your daily driving adequately. You do not even need to charge you battery full everyday as what would be required is just daily top up.
If your use case however involves covering great distance or you plan to drive interstate frequently, you would do well to consider models that are capable of delivering longer ranges. To help you make a choice, we have rounded up five of the EVs you can actually buy with the longest ranges.
Please note the prices of electric vehicles generally go up as the range goes up. Also, the ranges quoted here are as certified by accredited authorities, most common being the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Actual driving range may vary when you take delivery of your car.
Also, your location may determine the availability of these EVs. With disclaimers out of the way, let’s dive into the longest lasting EVs:
We are going to start off our little list with one of the most popular luxury brands. The Porsche may be sleek and fast but it will endure 227 miles before you really have to look for a charger. But you will need to reach deep into your pocket for this beauty, it being a Porsche.
Here is another copy of an internal combustion engine car, albeit from a different maker. EPA estimates the Kona will last 258 on the road before the battery is depleted. Hyundai decided to give it a refresh in 2020.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford is a legacy auto maker attempting to break into the electric vehicle segment. This is basically an electric version of its popular Mustang series. You will drive up to 305 miles before you need to stop to charge, per EPA.
Tesla Model Y Long Range
Tesla is basically a household name where EVs are concerned. The company has put out great products in the relatively short time it has existed. The Model Y Long Range will last 326 miles on a single charge, meaning you can get to most places on your daily commute to work and errands.
Tesla Model 3 Long Range
This is the 2nd Tesla on our list and it is not surprising as Tesla is a leader in battery R&D. The Model 3 is Tesla’s least expensive car and is the best-selling electric car in history. With the 2020 refresh, Tesla managed to add 30 miles to the range, making a total of 353 miles, according to EPA. Tesla will sell directly to you through its website.